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Old 07-16-2005, 11:55 AM   #1
Mike Davies
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Given a URL how to grab a copy of the file from a command prompt ?

Iím looking for a command line type program that I can give a (HTTP URL to and itíll go off, retrieve the page for me, and either let me save it in a file I specified with another argument, or let me save the output with pipes etc.

The page I want is plain text, I donít need any fancy formatting or anything. I just want to ďmirrorĒ a copy of a plain text file.

I know a simple PERL program can do this, but for reasons best known to my ISP, they have removed these library features from PERL.

The remote system Iím retrieving from does not support FTP access.

Anyone got any brilliant suggestions ?
Old 07-16-2005, 12:04 PM   #2
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if you can view the page in a browser you can download it with wget.
there are many options (man wget) and this is a very powerful tool (at least for me)

for downloading a single (txt) page:
hope this helps

[EDIT: disabled url parsing]

Last edited by mhallbiai; 07-16-2005 at 12:05 PM.
Old 07-16-2005, 12:46 PM   #3
Mike Davies
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Many thanks. I knew there must be something. Seems to work OK

Thanks again.


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